Recent Fundraising & Awards

Recent Grant from Legacy Foundation

LEGACY FOUNDATION: Pink Ribbon Society is the recipient of a grant from the Legacy Foundation in the amount of $ 12,500.00. $6,000.00 was received from the Legacy Women’s Philanthropy Fund and an Anonymous Fund ($6,500.00) to support the Pink Ribbon’s Patient Financial Assistance Expansion Program.


This grant will allow Pink Ribbon to increase underwriting mammograms and/or ultrasounds and other breast screenings that are needed in our community. Our breast care program is designed to serve those who are uninsured, underinsured or who simply don’t have the means for which to pay for these lifesaving tests. 


Due in part to COVID, our community is experiencing a backlog in the performance of breast screenings. Also due to COVID, others have lost their jobs, coverage and/or job benefits, no longer qualifying under insurance plans for annual assessments. 


This funding will provide additional revenue needed to help cover the costs for those no longer covered under other plans.


We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Legacy Women’s Philanthropy Fund and the Anonymous Fund for their generosity. These funds will make a difference in our community as we receive more than the usual amount of requests for support.


Thank you.

Legacy Foundation Logo







Awarded Two Golden Community Awards



The Golden Community Award is being presented to Rhonda McColly-Fleener, recognizing McColly Charities ongoing support of Pink Ribbon Society and the many men and women we service in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana.


McColly Charities generously provided $ 5,000 in matching funds earlier this year during one of our spring fundraisers, bringing our campaign total to over $ 10,000. In addition, they were a major sponsor for our Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon donating over $ 10,000 in-kind contributions for our annual event.


We sincerely appreciate McColly Charities and McColly Real Estate for recognizing the importance of providing services and programs to those in our community whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.


Pictured are left to right, Ann Peters, Founder/President Pink Ribbon Society, Rhonda Mc

Colly-Fleener, McColly Charities and Kathie Dinga, Pink Ribbon fundraising committee member.

Golden Community Award Winner












The Golden Community Award was presented to Southlake Nissan/Kia co-owner Greg Chip for the dealership’s ongoing support of the men and women in our community whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.


In 2019, Southlake began raising funds each year during the month of October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and to date have donated over $ 26,000 to Pink Ribbon Society. 


We sincerely appreciate Southlake’s support of our organization and those we serve in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties in Northwest Indiana.


Shown below (l to r) are Pink Ribbon Founder/President Ann Peters, Southlake Nissan/Kia co-owner Greg Chip and Pink Ribbon Secretary/Treasurer Maura Rowley.

Golden Community Award Winner















Strack’s Check Out Challenge Was Amazing

We’d like to extend a genuine and sincere Thank You and appreciation to Jeff Strack, Dave Wilkinson, and the awesome Stracks team that manned the registers and of course, the many customers who “rounded up” at the register to benefit our organization and those we serve.


To date, Pink Ribbon has received $ 265,183 from this amazing program. The monies received from the Check Out Challenge have been instrumental to our organizations, our community and the programs we provide.


Shown below are Fatima Shabaz, Ann Peters, Rhonda McColly-Fleener, Dave Wilkinson (President Strack & Van Til), Maura Rowley and Kathie Dinga.



Strack's Fundraiser


JOHN W ANDERSON FOUNDATION: Pink Ribbon Society has received a $5,000 grant from the John W. Anderson Foundation. The funds have been earmarked to expand the PRS Patient Financial Assistance Program, which provides pre-paid gift cards that can be used for groceries, medication, childcare, transportation and many other services for those in treatment following a breast cancer diagnosis.

It is not uncommon for a patient in treatment to be unable to work, jeopardizing their household income. The prepaid gift cards help to offset some of the lost revenue.

With the presence of COVID and the loss of jobs and benefits, there has been an increase in requests for those needing financial assistance.

The importance of grants is significant as we move into 2022. They are valuable resources for organizations such as Pink Ribbon that allow us to achieve our goals and missions to help those in our community who reach out to us for support.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to the John W. Anderson for acknowledging our programs and services.